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  • Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    VEVEY, Switzerland— Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8 Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too.

  • Amazon debuts new e-readers, kid-friendly Fire Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon keeps rolling out the devices. Once a user has an Amazon device they are more likely to shell out for Amazon's $99- annual Prime loyalty club as well as buy movies, books and apps from the retailer. The devices with a 6- inch screen start at $99, while the 7- inch screen starts at $139, down from $154.

  • Sept 17- News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy."

  • Banks spend more on IT, hoping the cloud is silver-lined Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    The survey of 198 senior bankers by banking software firm Temenos also found only 11 percent anticipated spending less on IT this year, the lowest since 2008..

  • Four-star fund manager passes on Alibaba IPO Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    A woman walking past the Alibaba booth during an exhibition in Hangzhou, China.

    Rather than jump at the Alibaba IPO, RiverPark/Wedgewood fund's David Rolfe might "wait years to get it at our price."

  • Thiel trashes Twitter, likes Google over Apple Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued and on CNBC Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Insurers turn to big data to help identify risks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    MONACO, Sept 17- Insurance companies are increasingly turning to "big data" from satellites, social media and even cigarette sales at gas stations to help identify risks and build up customer profiles. Hamilton Re, a new Bermuda- based reinsurer, hopes that heavy data-crunching technology will give it an advantage over rivals and boost its bottom line.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • I would invest in Google over Apple: Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    There appears to be more upside for Google stock over the next decade than for Apple, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel tells CNBC.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • Apple iOS versus Google's Android: By the numbers     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Apple unveils its latest mobile operating system on Wednesday, and its two new iPhones go on sale this Friday. Here's how the popular software platform stacks up against its chief rival.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • Rackspace shares fall as search for merger ends Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Cloud management services provider Rackspace Hosting Inc said it would not sell itself, sending its shares down 16.5 percent in after-market trading.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc. 9. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited.

  • A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sure, you have a lot to do today— laundry, bills, dinner— but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users.

  • No Facebook IPO for Alibaba, but is it safe? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:26 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the share price for Facebook Inc. displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 21, 2012. Facebook Inc., the social networking site that raised $16 billion in an initial public offering, fell below its $38 offer price in its second trading day.

    Alibaba is unlikely to repeat Facebook's missteps, but its valuation doesn't look cheap.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.